Orbiting Solar System | Thames and Kosmos

Science & Nature

$57.95
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The Orbiting Solar System kit allows you to create a mechanical model of the solar system.

  • Wind it up and watch the planets revolve around the sun.
  • Recommend for 6+ with adult help, or 8+ solo.  

With a flick of your wrist you can set the planets in motion! Build a mechanical model of the solar system including the sun and eight planets (also known as an orrery), wind it up, and watch the planets revolve around the sun.

Assemble this complex machine using snap-together plastic parts to learn how the gears and wind-up mechanism work to spin the model. Detail each planet with colourful, realistic-looking printed planet graphics.

Discover how a special type of gear called a planetary gear is used to simulate the mesmerizing motion of the solar system. Learn about the order of the planets, their relative sizes, their rates of revolution around the sun, their appearance, and other planetary facts. Bonus: There’s a built-in expansion slot in case the mysterious Planet Nine is discovered! This kit includes full-colour step-by-step illustrated assembly instructions.


 

SHIPPING

►  Same Day Dispatch

  • We do our best to dispatch all orders placed before 10:30am AEST business days on the same day.
  • Peak periods & weeks that include a public holiday may have a 1 day delay.

►  Standard Domestic Shipping (Aprox 2-6 business day delivery after dispatch from our warehouse, subject to delivery delays outside our control)

  • FREE for orders over $99 [Australia Only]
  • $8.45 Flat Rate for orders less than $99. 
  • $6.95 small order shipping [less than $15]

►  Express Priority Shipping (Aprox 1 - 2 business day delivery after dispatch):

  • $15.95 Flat Rate (Australia Only) Heavy and bulky items / remote locations may incur a surcharge.
  • Same day dispatch if order placed before 12pm AEST weekdays

►  Click and Collect

  • Everton Park store. Ready in 1 to 4 hours (weekdays only)
  • Order before 1pm for same day click and collect 
  • Everton Hills Warehouse; Currently By Request
  • Orders placed after 1pm Friday may not be available to collect until Monday. 

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  • Items listed as 'in stock' are held in our Everton Hills QLD Warehouse. We hold our own inventry and are not a drop shipping store. 

►  International Shipping (Aprox 6 - 27 business day delivery after dispatch):

  • Currently available for New Zealand Only. All internation shipping is weight based. 
  • $11.95 under 500gms
  • $15.95 under 1kg
  • $21.95 up to 1.5kg
  • $34.95 up to 3kg
  • $44.95 up to 4kg
  • Contact us for a quote for orders over 4kg
  • Please note; items will be weighed after they have been packed. A surcharge may apply if weight exceeds the quote listed on our website

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Our Everton Park Studio (Flying Fox Studios) and Store (STEAM Kids) office will be more than happy to help with your order. 

Phone Us

  • 07 3855 1528

Email us 

  • info@flyingfoxstudios.com.au

Visit Us

  • Store; 751 South Pine Road, Everton Park
  • Warehouse; Unit 4 / Building 5 29-31 Timms Road Everton Hills